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Freakonomics

Unintended Consequences of Anti-Police Protests in New York

1. According to the New York Post: “The NYPD is pulling detectives from homicides and other investigations to help deal with the endless barrage of anti-cop protests in the city, law-enforcem...

Time to Take Back the Toilet Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Time to Take Back the Toilet” [MUSIC: Johnny Sangster, “Fastbook”] DUBNER: Hey podcast listeners, before today’s show begin...

Time to Take Back the Toilet: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

We're not asking that using a public restroom be a pleasant experience, but are there ways to make it less miserable? That's one of the questions we ask in our latest Freakonomics Radio episode, "T...

Please Lend Your Voice to an Upcoming Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Would you like to hear your voice on a future Freakonomics Radio episode? Hope so! Here are the details: We recently put out a two-part episode on education reform, the first on teacher skill and ...

The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

If there's a death in your family and you choose to have your loved one cremated, wouldn't you expect that the remains that are returned to you belong specifically to your beloved? Of course you wo...

How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps” [MUSIC: Two Dark Birds, “Ill Wind Again” (from Songs For The New)] Ca...

How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our previous episode -- "Is America's Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?" -- looked at the role of teacher skill in the education equation. But the education equation isn't so simple ...

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?” [MUSIC: Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators, “The Clamjammer” ...

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

We’ve all heard the depressing numbers: when compared to kids from other rich countries, U.S. students aren't doing very well, especially in math, even though we spend more money per student tha...

The Man Who Would Be Everything: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

What is Boris Johnson? A better question might be: what isn't Boris Johnson? He is, inter alia, the Mayor of London; a prolific author, journalist and, as of this month, a biographer of Winston C...